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Boehner says Pope Benedict XVI displayed ‘extraordinary humility’ by announcing resignation

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

Speaker of the House John Boehner said in a statement Monday that Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign at the end of February “displays extraordinary humility and love for the church.”

Boehner is the second-highest ranking Catholic U.S. lawmaker in the presidential line of succession, behind Vice President Joe Biden.

Boehner’s statement:

“The prayers and gratitude of American Catholics are with Pope Benedict XVI today.  The Holy Father’s decision displays extraordinary humility and love for the Church, two things that have been the hallmarks of his service.  Americans were inspired by his visit to the United States in 2008, and by his quiet, steady leadership of the Church in uncertain times.  People of all nations have been blessed by the sacrifices he has made to sow the seeds of hope, justice, and compassion throughout the world in the name of Our Lord and Savior.”

UPDATE: White House releases statement.

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